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Mr. Ewell's Ambidexterity

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Why is what Mr. Ewell says about not being ambidextrous funny?

A

His statement that he is not ambidextrous is true (given the real definition of the word), but his response shows that he does not know what that word means.

B

His statement that he is not ambidextrous is obviously false (given the real definition of the word), as the rest of his response shows.

C

His statement that he is not ambidextrous is true (given the real definition of the word), and it is clear he knows what the word means, which is funny since it is such a big word.

D

His statement that he is not ambidextrous is obviously false (given the real definition of the word), as the other aspects of the cross-examination make clear.

E

His statement that he is not ambidextrous shows that he misjudged the word (given its real definition) and thought it had some kind of sexual connotation.